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eyewitness 1 year, 3 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for July 14, 2013

That is the same school board chair who said earlier in the year that a million dollars is not a lot of money. That is who is heading up your school board. Money does not mean a thing. Spend 10K plus to find a superintendent who was sitting on the 2nd floor of the Clamp Bldg all a long and spend money on SROs for out of control kids and hey let's buy a few nurses while we are at it and doesn't someone work for the Arts Assn who is pushing to keep the auditorium for the same association?

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eyewitness 1 year, 3 months ago on STEM institute planned for part of old Newton High; School board to decide on fate of remainder of building

I don't get any of this especially the career academy the leadership needs to get a grip on that place based on the last public reporting it is 77% non white are white kids even interested in this place or is it just a glorified vocational school where they do hair and cook? Not sure how this helps the county or system if they are not finding ways to recruit ALL kids these schools systems put ALL in all CAPS so I am they say we are educating for success of ALL kids but you only have 599 kids there and 461 of them are non white by your own reports so you are telling me that out of 4,763 NCSS students in grades 9 - 12 you can only find 138 white kids interested in this junk? Sounds like reverse discrimination to me NCCA! If you have only 599 kids at NCCA and I guess that may include the little preK children numbers not so sure then why do you need to be approving two fulltime counselors and two fulltime assistant principals and all these crazy jobs funded by taxpayers who is writing grants to make this work and when is the renewal petition coming up I'd like to see numbers on what this school is doing to actively draw in non-minority kids?

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eyewitness 1 year, 3 months ago on Newton school board passes final budget; members still undecided about Ombudsman transportation

yes meadors stated it all very openly and clearly in the meeting the major dollars amounts we are paying these kids for a second chance at riding the bus no other systems pay for travel to and from ombudsman after year one he also told how much more it cost us if we add a monitor at 20K and an SRO at 40K why would the chair suggest hiring an SRO for us to pay for for these kids who cant behave?

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eyewitness 1 year, 4 months ago on School board to meet for combined meeting

I hope the public is paying very close attention to who is approved to be the second counselor at Newton College and Career Academy at this Tuesday meeting and I hope that someone does an open records on who all applied for the position and what their credentials are.

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eyewitness 1 year, 4 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for June 16, 2013

Do we know yet why Almond Turner and Eddie Johnson voted against Mrs. Fuhrey? Do we know why and if we do not know why then why is no one pressing them to tell us why? They represent the voters and when they vote unlike we would want them to we deserve an answer?

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eyewitness 1 year, 4 months ago on Schulz honored by ACCG

Did she play a role at all in the NSP workmens liens?

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eyewitness 1 year, 5 months ago on School board to discuss budget plans tonight

Yes I can believe Mulligan er uh Mathews said spend more money. Meadors said eliminate it and I agree. Stop the waste.

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eyewitness 1 year, 5 months ago on School board pegs internal candidate as next superintendent; Fuhrey will be first female superintendent

Thank you JEFF MEADORS for making the motion to appoint. Thank you SHAKILA HENDERSON BAKER and ABIGAIL COGGIN for supporting the motion. This is the right decision for NCSS. Let's support Mrs. Fuhrey and keep things going in the right direction. I am so proud tonight of these three elected officials and this fine home grown administrator. Thank you all again and again. We must keep elected officials in office like this who will rise above the fray and the chatter and the agendas and do the right thing. I feel better about NCSS than I have in years.

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eyewitness 1 year, 6 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for April 14, 2013

Having a doctorate does not make you good. An online doctorate tells me a lot about ego. Gwinnett and Rockdale supes do not have doctorates.

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eyewitness 1 year, 6 months ago on School system expects deficit in two years

Please run..Qualifying is April 2014 but start early and get a team to get your message out. Also attend meetings and ask questions.

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